Seaweed Rice Balls Recipe

Seaweed Rice Balls Recipe

I’ll show you how to make this seaweed rice balls recipe in 4 mins! A seaweed rice ball is also called seaweed jumeokbap (Korean: 김 주먹밥) where Jumeokbap means “fist rice” referring to tightly packed rice balls that are a popular snack or side dish in Korea!

All you need is seaweed, cooked rice, sesame oil, sesame seeds and a filling of choice to make a tasty seaweed rice ball for the whole family to enjoy (or for you to enjoy all to yourself)!

How To Make Seaweed Rice Ball

Recipe for Seaweed Rice Balls

There are various different ways of making Korean rice balls (or Jumeokbap) and this seaweed rice ball recipe will use roasted seaweed as the main flavour source, along with a few other simple ingredients. These bite-sized (or slightly larger!) delights are not only visually appealing but also super delicious and easy and fun to make.

For this recipe, you will want to use short or medium-grain white rice or sushi rice because this type of rice is more starchy and sticky and easy to form into a ball that will stay in shape. I don’t recommend using any other type of rice, as it can easily break apart.

Roasted seaweed is commonly used in Korean cooking and often found in many Korean households. You can purchase roasted seaweed in your local Asian supermarket.

I also recommend adding some shredded smoked tofu to these tasty rice balls.


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Ingredients


The recipe is gluten-free, vegan, egg-free, nut-free and soy-free.


Seaweed Rice Ball

How To Make Seaweed Rice Balls

1. To prepare your seaweed rice balls, start by cutting your roasted seaweed with kitchen scissors into very thin strips or crumble with your fingers, wearing a food prep glove.

2. In a mixing bowl, add cooked rice, cut-up or crumbled-up roasted seaweed, roasted sesame oil, salt and sesame seeds. Mix well with your hand until the ingredients are evenly distributed, wearing a food prep glove.

3. Taste and add more salt as needed.

4. Form the rice balls them into bite-sized balls by pressing them with your hands.

5. Top with more sesame seeds, if desired. Enjoy!

Seaweed Rice Balls

SEAWEED RICE BALLS

I'll show you how to make this seaweed rice balls recipe in 4 mins! A seaweed rice ball is also called seaweed jumeokbap and is made using seaweed & rice!
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Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: balls, Rice, seaweed
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 59kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Food Prep Glove easier to make rice balls with

Ingredients

  • Cooked white rice cooked white short/medium grain or sushi rice
  • 1 Seaweed package of Seasoned Roasted Seaweed or Nori
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil roasted sesame oil is best
  • 1/8 tsp Salt more to taste
  • 2 tsp Sesame Seeds Roasted

Optional Ingredients

  • Smoked Tofu shredded

Instructions

  • To prepare your seaweed rice balls, start by cutting your roasted seaweed with kitchen scissors into very thin strips or crumble with your fingers, wearing a food prep glove.
  • In a mixing bowl, add cooked rice, cut-up or crumbled-up roasted seaweed, roasted sesame oil, salt and sesame seeds. Mix well with your hand until the ingredients are evenly distributed, wearing a food prep glove.
  • Taste and add more salt as needed.
  • Form the rice balls them into bite-sized balls by pressing them with your hands.

Top with more sesame seeds, if desired. Enjoy!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

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    2 thoughts on “Seaweed Rice Balls Recipe”

    1. 5 stars
      really easy and yummy. I suggest making Roses tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) dish and dipping this in the sauce. So so good!

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